ROCKINGHAM CO., SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA ATTRIBUTED STONEWARE JAR, salt-glazed, "4" gallon capacity mark, wide-mouth form with three incised rings below the thin flat-top rim, very unusual turned wreath-like circular handle with ribbed edge. Open-top "4" stamped on top of rim. Probably Joseph Silber, Rawley Springs. Circa 1875-1890. 13 1/4" H, 11 1/4" D rim. Literature: Parallels Evans/Suter - A Great Deal of Stone & Earthen Ware, p. 74, fig. 122. Provenance: Property of a Shenandoah Valley private collector.
Lacking one handle, possibly occurring during firing, hairline from rim, three chips to rim.